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Oprah Ticks Off Homeless Guys in Chef Case

6/7/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The homeless guys who exposed an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving a Food Network chef are pissed off at Oprah Winfrey -- claiming they deserve to be on her show ... not Juan-Carlos Cruz.

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As we previously reported, Oprah has already reached out to Cruz in an attempt to land an interview from jail -- but she hasn't reached out to the homeless men who alerted cops about his alleged plan to have his wife killed ... and they're bitter.

According to Homeless Shane (pictured above) -- he and his band of "Homeless Heroes" feel snubbed that O would "rather interview some lame chef instead of three homeless guys that helped save someone's life."

So far, Cruz has not responded to Oprah's request for an interview. The homeless guys tell us they're still more than willing to fill in.

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31.

Jack    

I love how even when TMZ tries to find a bad picture of Oprah she still looks drop dead gorgeous. The woman can not take a bad picture. She's beautiful inside and out. Good lord I love that woman. So brilliant, so talented, so charismatic, so energetic & dynamic. Now wonder she's worth billions and has so much influence. The most impressive person this planet has ever produced.

1410 days ago
32.

Total Moron Zone    

For Jack



Thanks for the laugh.

1410 days ago
33.

Katherine    

I really respect Oprah a lot. There are a lot of entertainers I love, but Oprah's the only one I actually respect. There's just something so respectable about her. And it's not just because she has billions of dollars and her own pet president. Even if she were homeless I would still respect her. There's a spirit inside her that just draws people to her & propelled her to the top in record time.

1410 days ago
34.

Katherine    

I really respect Oprah a lot. I think she's absolutely brilliant to go from being an overweight black woman with a trashy talk show to being the billionaire Queen of all media presidential king maker. No wonder everyone listens to Oprah. She obviously knows what she's doing. Genius.

1410 days ago
35.

Tard    

Uh they considered going through with the plan until one of them was arrested and revealed the plan. They should probably be going to jail for conspiracy to commit murder. 3 squares and a roof over their heads

1410 days ago
36.

renata    

Calling them heroes is quite a stretch. They only revealed the plan as a bargaining chip to get out of trouble. And one of them was pretty clear in stating he thought they weren't being paid enough.



Oprah's done plenty for the homeless. I think there are way more deserving people out there.

1410 days ago
37.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

It probably would have been cheaper to have the homeless dudes on her show. Maybe offer them a bottle of Mad Dog 20-20 and a pack of smokes.

1410 days ago
38.

Black    

they've already told their story--what more could they say. it would be interesting to hear what the chef has to say about what's going on.

1410 days ago
39.

Debby    

Doesn't matter what you think of Oprah -- It is her show plain and simple. She can invite whoever the hell she wants to be on it and if she doesn't want you there, that is her prerogative. I wouldn't want people telling me what to do. Would you?

1410 days ago
40.

Throwback kid    

Oprah is dealing with alot on her plate right now! No boyfriend, and she is now the same weight as a college linebacker. Her food addiction is out of control.

1410 days ago
41.

dd    

And this is just why you are homeless always expecting something, can't you just do the right thing for once in your life and don't expect a reward. You helped save a life be proud of yourself and don't look for fame...geez!

1409 days ago
42.

toad    

Oprah is a two-faced only-out-for-herself attention grabber! She treats her family like dirt, lies like a rug, and acts like she is better then God himself! I can't stand her!

1409 days ago
43.

texangirl64    

Doesn't people realize Oprah could care less about Homeless people.

1409 days ago
44.

Peaches    

WHAT THE F......IS THIS THE BEST TMZ HAS GOT? ? ? ? ? ? ? ..........who gives a f what some homeless dudes think......HOW PATHETIC OF TMZ....TOTAL WASTE OF SPACE, ABSOLUTE WASTE OF EMPLOYEES TIME.............SEE YA TMZ...HELLO PEREZ HILTON! ! ! ! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. . . ...............................................................ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooyeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1409 days ago
45.

Peaches    

YEAH YEAH YEAH....BRING ON THE SHOW......HOMELESS, NO TEETH, SMELLING UP THE STUDIO,........ACTING CRAZY.........GOOD FOR TV....THEY WOULD BE SUPER INTERESTING.......JUST LIKE THE TMZ EMPLOYEES ON THE SHOW......DUH DUH DUH DUH..."I GOT HER PHOTO...I KNOW EVERY STAR........im in with the in crowd............geez

1409 days ago
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